[PC-BSD Testing] Atheros ath0 and lockup

flat.rose flat.rose at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 08:49:17 PDT 2008

I'm using atheros wifi card here too, and it works just great. I think u
have to install the latest release of pcbsd and don't touch any driver
settings after. It works great for me from very first boot. Gl.

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 12:37 AM, Gary B. Corell <wa5qjh at xmission.com>wrote:

> I have just installed PCBSD7  Pre-Release 09152008 for the second time
> in two days. The second time (today) because the first started locking
> up on me almost immediately after booting up.  I re-installed because I
> though I might have hosed it up by copying  most of the usr directory
> from my PCBSD1.5.1 installation and gotten something wrong. It had
> frozen on my a couple times yesterday.
>  When I first installed first time, and went to network administration
> my wifi card was listed but it would not let me configure it. the window
> just wouldn't open. so I rebooted and tried again. no joy. so I added a
> line to rc.conf  'ifconfig_ath0="DHCP WPA" ' and copied in the
> wpa_supplicant.conf into /etc that I had saved from previous
> installation9 it worked before and also was the same as the one in
> PCBSD1.5.1 now running in another partition. The one I'm on now as a
> matter of fact. ath0 works fine here as well as a FreeBSD6.3 partition
> on this computer.
>  While I have had ath0 problems with some of the Alpha versions, This is
> the first time I've had it totally fdreeze up repeatedly and stay that
> way..  The bottom line is That it appears something happened to the
> atheros ath0 driver. Whether that is the only thing causing the
> installation to totally freeze, I dont know.
> --
> Gary B. Corell
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